Pumpkin and Barley Chili

Bring a taste of fall into your home with this simple and delicious chili.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Servings 6
Calories 635 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups diced pumpkin
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups barley
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste


  • In a large stockpot, add olive oil and onions over medium heat. Once onions have softened, add garlic, ginger, chili powder and cumin.
  • Stir for a minute or until ingredients become fragrant.
  • Stir in bell peppers, diced pumpkin, tomatoes, tomato paste, and vegetable broth. Then add in black beans and barley.
  • Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer. Adjust with salt and or chili powder as it simmers.
  • Allow to simmer for 45 minutes, or until the barley is fully cooked through. If the chili begins to thicken too much, add water as needed.
  • When cooking is done, add any needed spices and serve. (Makes 12 servings)
Keyword barley, chili, easy, pumpkin